Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.

Dog Fleas and Ticks

Fleas and ticks are a common external parasite seen on our pets.

How can I tell if my dog has fleas or ticks?

You will likely notice your pet itching a lot if they have fleas. One way to check if your dog has fleas is to get a white piece of paper and rub your dogs with it. Put some water on the flakes and if they turn red, that is a sign of flea dirt. If your pet has ticks, you may see or feel them stuck on their fur. Your veterinarian can help you remove ticks to ensure nothing is left behind.

How can I prevent fleas and ticks on my dog?

A good way to prevent fleas and ticks is to use a veterinary prescribed product on a schedule that your veterinarian recommends.

What are the treatment options for dogs who have ticks?

Firstly, using a flea/tick medication as recommended will ensure the tick dies prior to transmitting a disease, such as Lyme disease. A veterinary technician can remove any ticks you find, and we can also send the tick away to be tested for diseases that it may have been carrying.

Last updated: May 29, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 15, 2020 some restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE

If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

4. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

- Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

Your dedicated team at Muskoka Animal Hospital